If you’re looking for a reunion spot to usher the Year of the Pig with family and friends, here are 7 places for a sure way to “Huat Ah”!
1. Din Tai Fung
When it comes to dim sum or more specifically, xiao long baos, Din Tai Fung has the golden throne. Begin your meal with the Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng (add-ons available) – topped with Norwegian smoked salmon, smoked unagi, crispy yam strips, fried salmon skin, roasted chestnuts, fresh pomelo pulp, white radish and drizzled with Din Tai Fung’s sweet and tangy plum sauce. For appetisers, we recommend their Fragrant Pork with Crushed Garlic – a cold dish consisting of thin slivers of succulent poached pork enveloping crunchy cucumbers and topped with garlic sauce, sesame and spring onions. Other highlights include the Original Drunken Shanghainese Chicken, Crispy Golden Prawn Pancake, Deep-fried Handmade Tofu with Water Chestnuts and Mushrooms and their Steamed Truffle and Pork Xiao Long Bao – tossed to fragrant perfection in truffle oil, delighting the smell and taste buds.
Din Tai Fung
Address: Multiple locations islandwide
2. Full of Luck Restaurant
If you’re looking for a place to dine this CNY, check out Full of Luck’s Harmony With Joy Set ($238 for 4 pax), featuring an 8-course menu which includes Peace & Bliss Fish Maw Clam Soup, Wok-fried Black Garlic Prawns, Herbal Emperor Chicken, Crunchy Medley of vegetables with Lilybulb, Longevity Stewed Fish Noodles with Crabmeat and X.O Chili, Water Chestnut cake with Osmanthus Fragrance and traditional Pan Fried Nian Gao with egg. Besides their signature honey glazed char siew, one of our favourites is the herbal emperor chicken – a dish literally fit for a king. This particular dish has a very smooth, glistening herbal gravy that goes brilliantly well with rice.
Full of Luck Restaurant
Address: 243 Holland Ave, Singapore 278977
Contact: +65 6208 6845
3. Neo Garden Catering
Catering for a special occasion? Complete your yearly festivities with a sumptuous CNY catering menu from Neo Garden Catering! If you fancy eating Pen Cai, their treasure pot is filled with lots of auspicious ingredients including sea cucumber, prawns, abalone, dried scallop, as well as various types of mushroom, roast duck, fried chicken thigh, fatt choy and lotus root. The perfect time to usher in the Lunar New Year over great food with your loved ones, do check out their menu for the full list of options and courses. Providing catering packages and options to choose for various group sizes, the Chinese New Year menu from features dishes like the Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng, Auspicious Treasures Pot, Yam Rice with Mushroom, Snow Fungus Soup with Longan & Ginko Nuts and many more. The CNY Reunion menu can be catered for 8 to 100 pax.
Neo Garden Catering
Address: 1 Enterprise Rd, Singapore 629813
4. Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay
Toss to prosperity with Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay’s Fa Cai Yu Sheng and indulge in their mouth-watering buffet spread. Available from 15 January to 19 February 2019, get ready to tuck into a spread of Assorted Chinese BBQ platter, Roast Chicken and Roast Duck Carvings with Condiments, Poached Broccoli with Dried Oyster and Black Moss and Dim Sum. Not forgetting their all-time favourite Seafood on Ice, A-la minute Risotto, The Square Signature Laksa and The Square Signature Chilli/Pepper/Salted Egg Crab.
- Lunar New Year Weekend Buffet Lunch (including eve of and PH) – Adult $48++, Child (5-12 years old) $24++, Senior Citizen (above 55 years old) $38++
- Lunar New Year Buffet Dinner – Adult $62.80++, Child (5-12 years old) $31.40++, Senior Citizen (above 55 years old) $52.80++
Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay
Address: 177A River Valley Rd, Singapore 179031
Contact: +65 6338 3333
5. LIME Restaurant @ PARKROYAL on Pickering
From now to 19 February, enjoy a sumptuous culinary spread at Lime Restaurant – featuring international delights such as Baked Seabass with Homemade Spicy Glaze, Stir-Fried Sliced Pork with Leek and Spicy Bean Sauce and Drunken Seafood Bowl (Clams, Oyster, Baby Lobster and Mussel). For those with a taste for the finer things, feast on the Roasted Chicken with Sze Chuan Pepper-Infused Barbeque Sauce, Roasted Beef Sirloin with Dang Gui infused Jus and Lime’s signature Baby Lobster Laksa. It gets even more indulgent during dinner with unlimited servings of Baby Lobster in Hollandaise Espuma and Pan-Fried Foie Gras with Cherry Morello and Sweet Bun.
LIME Restaurant @ PARKROYAL on Pickering
Address: PARKROYAL on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
Contact: +65 6809 8899
6. Park Hotel Clarke Quay
Gather your family and friends and relish in the auspicious creations by Chef James’ and his team. This year, Park Hotel Clarke Quay offers a tantalising spread accompanying the auspicious Yu Sheng. Some highlights include the plump, golden brown money bags deliciously stuffed with diced chicken, mushroom, bamboo shoot, broccoli and Jin Hua ham; and the Stir-fried XO Seafood – fresh and plump scallops, prawns and squids, stir-fried to ultimate wok-hei in XO sauce. Available from 25 January to 19 February 2019.
Park Hotel Clarke Quay
Address: 1 Unity Street, 237983, Singapore
Contact: +65 6593 8825 / 8859
7. Pizza Hut
Usher in a year of abundant flavours with the new “Ji Li” Crab pizza – a spin-off from our local chilli crab dish. The pizza is served with crab sticks and marinated prawns smothered in a flavourful chilli crab sauce. Not forgetting their Treasure Platter featuring a collection of signature sides, including a flavourful rendition of the perennial local hit “Ngoh Hiang” (“Five Spices”). To welcome the new year, Pizza Hut will also be offering dine-in customers who dress in Lunar New Year themes as a group to enjoy a free Pizza Hut meal worth S$88 (available from 5 to 7 February 2019, limited to 8 customers per day per store).
Address: Multiple locations islandwide
8. Shisen Hanten
From 4 to 19 February, celebrate the Lunar New Year in style at the highest Michelin-rated Chinese restaurant in Singapore. Look forward to a fine epicurean experience featuring seven auspiciously-themed set menus. Some of the highlights and stand-out dishes you have to try are the Foie gras chawanmushi with crab roe soup, Wok-fried Groper with Shishito Peppers, Braised Baby Abalone and Black Moss with Beancurd and Stir-fried Iberico Pork.
Address: Level 35 Orchard Wing, Mandarin Orchard Singapore, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
Contact: +65 6831 6262 / 6266
From all of us at An Affair With Food, wishing you and your loved ones a prosperous Chinese New Year! Happy feasting!!
With lots of love,
An Affair With Food